By: AGABI, David.
The Group General Manager, Government & Strategic Relations Dangote Industries Limited, Mr. Bello Abdullahi Dan-Musa on Wednesday reemphasized the commitment of Dangote Group in partnering with both Federal and State governments in providing enabling environment for Nigerians farmers across the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Mr Dan-Musa stated this in an interview with Newsmen during the National Agricultural Show organised by the National Agricultural Foundation of Nigeria (NAFN) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development held in National Agricultural Showground, Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.
According to the General Manager “Dangote is collaborating with the Federal and State governments, the Farmers and all other stakeholders across the country to improve upon the lives of the farmers”
He also maintained that the company is involved in research and planning aimed at enhancing and improving farming practices and systems in the country.
” We are also collaborating with both local and international researchers to bring an improve seeds and seedlings which we are very glad it will give farmers benefit for their labour”
“So basically,we are provide improve seeds, chemicals and fertilizers to farmers.
Dan-Musa stressed that as the company engaged farmers to improve their yield ,it is also involved in up taking of their products.
“Our aim in up taking is not to fix the prices for farmers,but to ensure we help them to sell their products and on time” he pointed.
The Agricultural Show with its theme: Celebrating the Resilience and Roles of Small-Holder Farmers in Sustaining Food Systems in Nigeria was well attended by farmers, stakeholders,diplomats,
government officials among others.